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Mayor Love's Resolution Regarding Bill 21- John Yakabuski's Private Member's Bill

Wednesday, October 26, 2016

WHEREAS: The safety of victims of sexual violence and/or domestic violence should be a priority for all levels of government in Canada, and
WHEREAS: The intent of a certificate of parole is to set out the conditions under which an inmate may be granted parole, and

WHEREAS: By signing a certificate of parole the inmate indicated that they agree to abide by the conditions contained therein; and

WHEREAS: The electronic monitoring of parolees convicted of an offence of sexual violence and/or an offence of domestic violence would facilitate compliance with the conditions of parole and provide some peace of mind for the victims of these crimes,

THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED

THAT the Council of the Township of Madawaska Valley supports the changes to the parole system proposed in the Private Member's Bill put forward by the Honourable John Yakabuski, MPP for Renfrew Nipissing Pembroke, and submitted as Bill 21, An Act to amend the Ministry of Correctional Services Act in respect of parole,

AND THAT a copy of this resolution of support be sent to the Hounourable Kathleen Wynne, Premier of Ontario, the Honourable David Oraziette, Minister of Community Safety & Correctional Services, Mr. Patrick Brown, Leader of the Progressive Conservative Party, Ms. Andrew Horwath, Leader of the New Democratic Party, and all Members of Provincial Parliament in the Province of Ontario; and

THAT a copy of this resolution of support be sent to the Association of Municipalities of Ontario (AMO), and to all Ontario municipalities for consideration.